DREAMS DEFERRED: THE SAKIA GUNN PROJECT PLAYS AT MOMA THIS WEEKEND
Sakia Gunn was 15-years-old when she was stabbed as part of a gay hate crime in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey in 2003. A documentary about her life and death, Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Project was put together last year, and showed at NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival.
Dreams Deferred is being shown this Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The 58-minute-film is about the aftermath of Gunn’s murder, and how Newark has since held several rallies and vigils in remembrance of the young woman who was called a "dyke" before she was fatally stabbed. It also includes interviews with community members and shows the progress that has been made in the form of alliances, scholarships and even a day dedicated to "No Name Calling."
Currently, the film is only available for purchase at for schools and educational institutions, so seeing it is pretty rare. MoMA will show it as part of its international documentary film festival, and will also have director Chas B. Brack on hand to answer any questions.
— by Trish Bendix
LESBIAN-ISH QUOTE OF THE WEEK NO. 1
"Surprisingly, and I really am surprised, we’ve done a lot of that stuff this year and we’ve really taken a stance and there’s not been a peep. There really isn’t. I think, to their credit, as long as we are hopefully doing it in a way that’s still funny and we’re not just wagging our finger at people, which we’re hoping that’s not what we’re doing, they’ve been great. They’ve been really supportive and they love those episodes. And then the Megan Mullally one comes along and blows the lid off it. I kept waiting for the phone call but it never came."
— The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer to AfterEllen.com on the lack of controversy surrounding the lesbian wedding between Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Barb (Wanda Sykes) and the episode featuring Megan Mullally as a homohobic woman who makes a pass at Christine.